Great company to work for.
Pros: good compensation, great people to work with
Cons: red tape, paperwork
Typical day of work is based on the monthly schedule. As a CSA I am able to add activities to the schedule based on what clients desire to help integrate them with the community.
I am afforded opportunities to educate myself on the population I work with and invited to attend non-mandatory workshops on interesting topics such as culture, ethics etc.
Management is very good, I am able to talk to my supervisors about new ideas and provided I have the will to execute them, I am encouraged to do so and given adequate resources to complete them.
Co-workers are very good as well. We work as a team and support each other. This not only makes the job more enjoyable, but also helps the clients get the best possible help due to our strong communication.
The hardest part of the job is motivating individuals to do things which are essential for them, such as cleaning and exercising, after extended hospitalizations where these tasks were either not asked of them or done for them.
The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing someone do something new that you have never seen them do before. Seeing a person begin to realize their potential can be moving.